When learning about Ancient Greek drama in class I wanted to learn more about the mask that the actors wore on stage. The mask were used to exhib the emotions that actors were trying to protray. The facial expression were often exaggerated so that there would be no confusion for the audience. The actor could also reappear with a different mask, thus making him another character. Mask were also used to distinguish characteristics of the character, such as sex, social status, or age, even a change in appearance. An example of a change of appearance would be In the play Oedipus, the actor must have changed mask so that the audience would understand that he blinded himself and could no longer see.